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Title: To Be Awake
Artist: Poor Old Lu
Album: Mindsize
Copyright 1993 Carlotta Publishing (BMI)
Tabbed by Kirk Bozeman (

NOTE: E flat tuning = every string tuned down a half step

E                   C   Cmaj7
   Well I'm a happy man
   C      A7   A7sus4   A7    G#
So will I ever speak my mind
E                  C   Cmaj7   C
   But I know that we
     A7      A7sus4   A7   G#
Just haven't got the time

CHORUS: (Pick chords except for last G#)
Dsus2  Cadd9   B7add4
       O - h - ohŠ yeah yeah
Dsus2         Cadd9        B7add4
       To be awake, to be ashamed, will you?
Dsus2       Cadd9   B7add4                   G#
       To be awake, to be ashamed, will you?

E    C  Cmaj7  C   A7  A7sus4  A7    G#

   This world wants to drown me with
The things it's thinking of
   So now I don't want to see or breathe
In this place that cannot love

   And I would rather lose my life
Than to ever, ever lose my mind
   But in this world, in this land
It's our thoughts that we cannot find


SOLO (Over verse chords):
NOTE: ^ = bend.
    v --- Hang on to this first bend for a while.
Try playing this along with the CD.
It may not work, but I'm REALLY tired of messing with it.

   So you see me run away
And you wonder why I am scared
   Well, I just can't help but think about
the  things of which we're not aware


E:      022100
C:      332010
Cmaj7:  332000
A7:     002020
A7sus4: 002030
G#:     466544 or xx111x
Dsus2:  000230
Cadd9:  032030
B7add4: 021200

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